Winning Awards is a way of life for Proud to be a BITSian Ajay Waghray CIO Verizon Wireless

There is no doubt that Ajay is bound to bag more awards in the times to come as he firmly believes that when a mission is taken up with passion, there are no goals too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond reach.
By: Dr BR Natarajan
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Silver Jubilee


Pilani - Rajasthan - India

May 31, 2008 - PRLog -- Starting his wireless career with Bell Atlantic Mobile in 1997 as a director of Information Technology, Ajay Waghray was named a vice president of IT when the company became part of the newly formed Verizon Wireless which is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone. For bringing business acumen, technical skill and passion to drive for leadership, CIO Magazine selected Ajay for the 2006 CIO 20 Ones to watch award.

In June 2007, Verizon named him as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) responsible for the company's Information Technology strategy, systems portfolio development and operation. For simplifying IT and showing the business how to innovate, IDG's Computerworld named him as Premier 100 IT Leaders 2008

The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) named Ajay Waghray Chief Information Officer of Verizon Wireless as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business. AABDC has been supporting Asian American businesses and organizing the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award since 2001.  Ajay received this coveted Business World's top honour on May 28, 2008, in a gala function held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in midtown Manhattan New York City.

Ajay Waghray obtained his B.E. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani where he was a student from 1978 to 1983. Year 2008 happens to be the Silver Jubilee Reunion year for Ajay and the celebrations  have been scheduled at Pilani in the first week of October 2008.

In an exclusive message to BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA), Ajay has conveyed ' I am proud to be an alumnus of BITS, Pilani and BITS has provided me the educational background and the integrated foundation that has enabled me to contribute to the corporate world.'

About BITS Pilani: The Institute with motto ‘Knowledge is Power Supreme ‘which has set the industry university collaboration bench mark as well as having the reputation of pioneering the online examinations for admissions in India today through the path breaking BITSAT, offers degrees in various disciplines presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the short future at Hyderabad campus apart from an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates. The alumni of the Institute are spread across the globe from Australia to America.

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani Rajasthan is a Deemed University (established under section 3 of the UGC Act. 1956 under notification no. F.12-23/63.U-2 dated 18th June, 1964) running educational programmes both on-campus as well as off-campus, offering degrees at all three-tiers, namely, Integrated First Degree, Higher Degree and Ph.D.


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